• Pirates Weekend

    Get ready for a swashbuckling day of fun enjoying the best of the high seas

Pirates Weekend in Plymouth

Plymouth Pirates Weekend | Family Friendly Places | Plymouth Pirate Weekend 2024


Ohhh arrr! The pirates are coming to Plymouth!

Get ready for a swashbuckling fun day enjoying the best of the high seas 18-19 May 2024

This award-winning family event attracts thousands of visitors and locals eager to join in the free festivities. The Plymouth Pirate Weekend has been successfully running since 2011. Enjoy an adventure-filled day out for the whole family as you wander the Barbican, Sutton Harbour, Plymouth Hoe and Royal William Yard.

There’s plenty of entertainment, too, with puppeteers, stilt walkers, storytellers, displays and a programme of shanty bands to enjoy. Children will love swashbuckling school, pirate coin making, face painting, puppet shows and musket firing. For the grown-ups, a range of pirate-themed ales will also be available across the Barbican. As well as street food vendors. 

Plymouth Pirate Ships

The Galeón Andalucía, an impressive full-size replica of a 17th-century Spanish galleon, will be alongside the Barbican Landing Stage. It is a floating museum and will be open each day for visitors to explore. You can book to visit in advance or on the day (booking in advance or on the day available). 

Also, see Galeón Andalucía, an original example of a “pailebote” (Spanish for pilot’s boat) which was dedicated to the export of fruit, salt and general cargo, both in Mediterranean ports and anchorages and on the North and West coasts of Africa. You can visit for free, but water taxi charges will apply.

Treasure Trail

Can you help Cap’n Jack track down his shipmates and get them back on board so they can set sail on their next adventure? Pick up your free trail map from the Tourist Information Centre over the weekend. Complete the trail and return the answers to claim a prize.

There's also the Mermaid Sea Quest, led by Melody the Mermaid. Help her find the clues and solve them with storytelling, singing songs, and poems. At the end of each Quest, each child will receive a shell to keep as a prize for completing the Quest, adding some extra magic.

Plymouth Pirate Fun Run

Join the UK’s first pirate fun run in aid of bereavement support charity Jeremiah’s Journey. Register to run or walk the 3km route. Dressing as a pirate is highly encouraged!


Visitor information

Bedrooms at Future Inn Plymouth

Stay at Future Inn Plymouth

The Barbican is a 20-minute drive from Future Inn Plymouth. Alternatively, it would take around 34 minutes on public transport, with regular buses going from outside the hotel. Or 26 minutes by bike. Did you know we're a cycle-friendly hotel?   

Future Inn Plymouth is an ideal base for the night, offering various-sized bedrooms, including rooms that can sleep up to four adults or a family. In fact, under 12s stay for free. Perks include free car parking, free wifi and a complimentary robe and slippers.

Make a reservation

Book direct for the best rates guaranteed, with rooms from £67 per room per night.

Book your stay online, where we guarantee the best rate, or with our Reservations Team on 01752 701000 or reservations.plymouth@futureinns.co.uk 

Future Inn Rewards

For additional benefits, you can join the Future Inns loyalty program. Alongside a member's discount rate, for every £1 you spend on accommodation, you earn 1 reward point. You also get a complimentary drink voucher to redeem in the bar when you dine. Plus, you get double points when you eat in the restaurant. Points collected can then be used to upgrade your bedroom to a suite or a free night's stay. It's also completely free to join! 

Dishes on the menu in Fishbone Restaurant

Family-friendly Restaurant in Plymouth

Fishbone Restaurant is ideal for fueling up before or after the event. The team serves breakfast, lunch, afternoon tea, evening a-la-carte or traditional roasts on Sunday. An early-bird dining menu starts at 4pm and you can indulge on 3 courses for £25. Plus, under 5's eat for free with a paying adult. 

Room service is available 24 hours a day.

A large selection of drinks is also available, including popular local brands. Our Devon and Cornwall drink selection includes Atlantic IPA, Offshore, Tarquins Gin and Plymouth Gin. An extensive gin and mixer menu and 2 for £15 on cocktails

Bookings can be made on 01752 701000 or fishbone@futureinns.co.uk.  Alternatively, you can book online:


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